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The Complete Lockpick Pornography

by (author) Joey Comeau

ECW Press
Initial publish date
May 2012
Gay, Literary
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Now in one volume, Lockpick Pornography and its thematic sequel, We all Got it Coming

Lockpick Pornography is a genderqueer adventure story, and We All Got It Coming is about a young couple dealing with the aftermath of an act of violence. From kidnapping the son of a “family values” politician in Lockpick Pornography to the violent confrontation of We All Got It Coming, these are characters who fight back.

Comeau explores the effects of prejudice and the ramifications of violence with his signature mix of unhinged humour and unexpected tenderness.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Joey Comeau writes the comic A Softer World. He is the author of the bestselling Overqualified (2009) and One Bloody Thing After Another (2010), which was nominated for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Award and the 2011 ReLit Award. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

“Comeau is unmistakably a provocateur, though his literary ambitions extend beyond simple provocation... The Complete Lockpick Pornography, a collection of two thematically linked novellas, is both gleefully and constructively subversive.” — Winnipeg Review

The Complete Lockpick Pornography is an engaging, occasionally moving, and consistently well-written item—both for fans already familiar with Comeau’s A Softer World comics and those encountering him for the first time.” — Broken Pencil

“Comeau holds membership with a tiny group of envelope-pushing Canadian writers who challenge what we collectively view as worthy and acceptable subject matter in our literature and … has an unparalleled knack for finding the sweet sadness and rare humour in common pain, in the painfully commonplace.” — Quill & Quire

“[Comeau] has a well-deserved reputation for cheerfully deranged work, borne out by this pair of thematically linked stories.” — Publishers Weekly

“The best parts of Toronto-based writer Joey Comeau’s stories in The Complete Lockpick Pornography are his surprising yet compassionate endings...Both endings leave you reconsidering notions of violence, gender, sexuality and prejudice that surround us everyday.” — The Coast

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